‘Genocide Day’

One-minute ‘blackout’ tonight

25th March, 2019 01:43:50 printer

For the third successive year, the nation will observe a one-minute ‘blackout’ programme tonight, marking the ‘Genocide Day’, reports UNB.

The ‘blackout’ programme will be observed from 9:00pm.

Everyone will switch their light off for one minute. However, establishments of emergency services will remain out of the purview of the programme.

In 2017, the government officially declared March 25 as the ‘Genocide Day’, marking the widespread killings by Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bangalees on the black night of March 25, 1971.